Wing & Claw

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

Forest of Wonders Publisher's Summary

From Newbery Medal-winning author Linda Sue Park comes a captivating fantasy-adventure about a boy, a bat, and an amazing transformation.

Raffa Santana has always loved the mysterious Forest of Wonders. For a gifted young apothecary like him, every leaf could unleash a kind of magic. When an injured bat crashes into his life, Raffa invents a cure from a rare crimson vine that he finds deep in the forest. His remedy saves the animal but also transforms it into something much more than an ordinary bat, with far-reaching consequences. Raffa's experiments lead him away from home to the forbidding city of Gilden, where troubling discoveries make him question whether exciting botanical inventions - including his own - might actually threaten the very creatures of the forest he wants to protect.

The first book in an enchanting trilogy, Forest of Wonders richly explores the links between magic and botany, family and duty, environment and home.

©2016 Linda Sue Park (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • Forest of Wonders

    • Wing & Claw, Book 1
    • By: Linda Sue Park
    • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Raffa Santana has always loved the mysterious Forest of Wonders. For a gifted young apothecary like him, every leaf could unleash a kind of magic. When an injured bat crashes into his life, Raffa invents a cure from a rare crimson vine that he finds deep in the forest. His remedy saves the animal but also transforms it into something much more than an ordinary bat, with far-reaching consequences.

    Regular price: $22.81

  • Book 2

    • Cavern of Secrets

    • Wing & Claw, Book 2
    • By: Linda Sue Park
    • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Raffa Santana has spent all winter hiding in the harsh wilderness of the Sudden Mountains, and now it's time to return home. Home, where his parents will help him fight back against the vile Chancellor who has captured and altered the wild creatures of the Forest of Wonders. Home, where Raffa's beloved companion, Echo the bat, will recover from his mysterious sickness.

    Regular price: $21.67

  • Book 3

    • Beast of Stone

    • Wing & Claw, Book 3
    • By: Linda Sue Park
    • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Raffa Santana is a healer, not a fighter. As a gifted apothecary, he has amazing instincts for unleashing the potential of magical-seeming plants. But his skills have failed to free the animals that the heartless Chancellor captured and turned against the people of Obsidia - directly threatening Raffa's friends and family. Now Raffa and his ragtag group of allies are preparing to confront the Chancellor's armies in battle. Great beasts, small animals, and humans alike will be joining the fight, and Raffa's heart yearns to prevent injuries - and worse - on both sides.

    Regular price: $23.95